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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Sewing machines

Sewing machines, the No. 506 import by value totaled $47.63 million for the month of August, $298.95 million through August of 2019, and $528.12 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$69.03 M
2Vietnam$68.81 M
3Japan$44.22 M
4Taiwan$42.69 M
5Thailand$25.2 M
6Germany$18.12 M
7Switzerland$8.05 M
8India$5.3 M
9Czech Republic$4.42 M
10Italy$4.17 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $298.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $82,275,407
2International Port of Memphis, Tenn. $39,240,219
3Port Miami $29,595,689
4Port of Long Beach $24,703,760
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $18,939,502
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $16,803,959
7Port of Newark $16,644,589
8Port of Virginia $9,591,116
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $7,608,028
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $5,829,997

U.S. imports of Sewing machines decreased 5.20 percent through August to $298.95 million

U.S. imports of Sewing machines decreased 5.20 percent from $315.34 million to $298.95 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 506 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 489 for the last full year with a total value of $528.12 million, a $61.94 million, 13.29 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $69,026,364
2Vietnam $68,808,926
3Japan $44,215,762
4Taiwan $42,694,814
5Thailand $25,196,777
6Germany $18,124,802
7Switzerland $8,046,622
8India $5,295,770
9Czech Republic $4,422,384
10Italy $4,173,066

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $44,218,916
2New Orleans $31,850,303
3Chicago $23,012,236
4Miami $17,350,349
5Cleveland $9,427,019
6Atlanta/Savannah $7,778,109
7New York City $5,183,729
8San Francisco $3,366,948
9St. Louis $2,580,418
10Great Falls, Mont. $2,370,983

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.88 percent compared to last year to $82.28 million.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. fell 2.68 percent compared to last year to $39.24 million.
  • Port Miami fell 30.86 percent compared to last year to $29.6 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 39.84 percent compared to last year to $24.7 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 5.06 percent compared to last year to $18.94 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China decreased $20 million, 22.47 percent, (23.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $6.02 million, 9.58 percent, (23.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $786,352, 1.75 percent, (14.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan decreased $6.49 million, 13.19 percent, (14.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $3.9 million, 18.29 percent, (8.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.61 percent of all these Sewing machines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $249.94 million of the $298.95 million total.

All totaled, 65.15 percent of all these Sewing machines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $194.75 million of the $298.95 million total